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EDITOR IN CHIEF STAFF WRITER CTA WEB EDITOR CTA WEB EDITOR EDITORIAL ASSISTANT WEB ASSISTANT Cynthia Menzel Sherry Posnick-Goodwin Karyn Ferrera Tiffany Hasker Craig Hamilton Gladdie Cabral PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY-TREASURER Dean E. Vogel Eric C. Heins Mikki Cichocki-Semo CTA ELECTED OFFICERS José Alcalá, Gayle Bilek, E. Toby Boyd, Tyrone V. Cabell, Elana Davidson, Don Dawson, Dana Dillon, Jerry Eaton, David Goldberg, Jim Groth, Terri Jackson, Leslie Littman, Sergio Martinez, Sonia Martin-Solis, Marty G. Meeden, George Melendez, Theresa Montaño, Michael Stone, Kendall Vaught, Curtis Washington BOARD OF DIRECTORS Deanna Alexich, Scott Buschman, Len Feldman, Stephen R. Harris III, Mike Myslinski, Terry Ng, Jay Ortiz, Ed Sibby, Frank Wells CONTRIBUTORS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ASSOCIATE EXEC. DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER ASSISTANT MANAGER Joe Nuñez Rebecca Zoglman Jonathan Goldman Claudia Briggs California Educator is published for the information and edification of CTA members. The editorial philosophy is governed by the policies of CTA. Articles and advertising reflect that philosophy. Letters to the editor may be sent to Publication of advertising in the California Educator does not indicate CTA approval of the product or of the companies that purchase advertising. For advertising rates and information, contact Lisa Neely, COP Communications, Inc., 620 W. Elk Ave., Glendale, CA 91204 818-660-5828 CTA/NEA membership dues for the fiscal year (Sept. 1, 2014, to Aug. 31, 2015) are $824, including a $20 voluntary contribution (see for details). Up to $18.35 of CTA annual dues is designated for CTA/ABC political activities to support state and local candidates and/or initiatives and is not deductible for income tax purposes. Subscription to the California Educator is $10 per year, available to persons or institutions not eligible for CTA/NEA membership. CALI FOR N IA TEACH E RS ASSOCIATION 1705 Murchison Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010-4583 650-697-1400; fax 650-552-5002, EDITORIAL INFORMATION MISSION STATEMENT The California Teachers Association exists to protect and promote the well-being of its members; to improve the conditions of teaching and learning; to advance the cause of free, universal, and quality public education; to ensure that the human dignity and civil rights of all children and youth are protected; and to secure a more just, equitable, and democratic society. A Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan On a junk in the Hong Kong harbor WHERE'S THE MOST UNUSUAL PLACE YOU'VE SPENT NEW YEAR'S EVE? Underwater, scuba diving Disneyland The Fillmore in SF I don't remember In the hospital Azusa Pacific has a reputation for consistently producing innovative and comprehensively prepared educators. Our graduates serve as teachers, counselors, coaches, and administrators throughout Southern California, and are known in their schools and districts as leaders in the field. Choose from more than 60 ways to earn your degree and credential at APU, including a bachelor's degree completion program in liberal studies, and join a 115-year legacy of excellence in education. Programs start throughout the year. Apply today! Earn Your Degree From a University Known for Excellence in Education Azusa Pacific University Graduate Programs School of Education (626) 815-4570 16183 AZUSA HIGH DESERT INLAND EMPIRE LOS ANGELES MURRIETA ORANGE COUNTY SAN DIEGO ONLINE Locations offered: Ronald Theis, M.A.Ed. '12 School Psychologist Rialto Unified School District

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